Vauxhall Insignia VXR Sports Tourer Launched

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Opel/Vauxhall has just launched the Sports Tourer version of the Insignia VXR, also known as Insignia OPC, a longer version of the high-performance car that obviously fits between the hatch and the sedan. Just as expected since we're dealing with a sports tourer, the car provides increased luggage capacity and a roomier interior, beside the so-many features it offers as standard.

To give you an idea, the Sports Tourer boasts 540 liters of load space with the 40:60 split rear seats up and 1530 liters with no rear seats.

The car is powered by a modified version of the 2.8-liter turbocharged V6 engine installed on the Insignia Elite. It now provides 325 horsepower and pushes the car from 0 to 60 mph in no more than 6 seconds, with maximum speed electronically-limited at 155 mph (250 km/h).

In order to handle this outstanding performance, the car comes equipped with Brembo brakes with ventilated/cross-dilled discs, 19-inch alloy wheels (20-inch come as option) shoed with bespoke tires. Interiors have been customized with the addition of front Recaro seats, VXR steering wheel and gear stick, new instrument panels and VXR sill plates.

"The Insignia VXR Sports Tourer will be a compelling alternative for buyers in the premium sector who may currently be considering an Audi S4 Avant or BMW 335i M Sport Touring," said Andy Gilson, Vauxhall’s Marketing Director. "We’ve already seen a swing to the Insignia from premium buyers who’d never before ticked the Vauxhall box on their wish list, and we expect to see the same buying pattern emerge with all versions of the Insignia VXR."

Insignia VXR Sports Tourer is due to arrive in authorized dealerships in the United Kingdom this autumn as it currently undergoes several tests on the Nurburgring circuit.
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